17th of August, 1988

The 17th of August, 1988, fell on a Wednesday. Day 230 of 1988. Decade: 1980s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 17th of August, 1988:

  • President of Pakistan Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel are killed in a plane crash


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of August, 1988:

  • United States: Roll With It - Steve Winwood
  • United Kingdom: The Only Way Is Up - Yazz

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Young Guns" was at the top of the box office on this date.

News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 17th of August, 1988.

  • Iran-Iraq War

    Between the 22nd of September, 1980, and the 20th of August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.

  • Late 1980s fashion.

    During this period, the mini skirt became extremely popular. Shoulder pads became increasingly smaller. Popular clothing included reversible inside-out coats, bright-colored shoes with thin heels, berets, lacy gloves, rugby sweatshirts, sweater dresses, jumpsuits, capri leggings, bike shorts and skirts worn with leggings. Colors included neon hues, plum, gold, and bright wines.

  • The Endangered Earth.

    "The Endangered Earth" was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1988. The piece highlighted humanity's carelessness towards nature, pollution and the depletion of the ozone layer.

  • 1988 in movies.

    Movies released in 1988 included Rain Man, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Coming to America, Big, Twins, Crocodile Dundee II, Die Hard, Beetlejuice, The Land Before Time and Bloodsport.

  • 1988 in music.

    Popular music artists in 1988 included George Michael, INXS, George Harrison, Rick Astley, Guns N' Roses, Whitney Houston, Belinda Carlisle, Tiffany and Breathe.

  • Straight Outta Compton

    West Coast Gangsta Rap is beginning to take off after NWA release their album "Straight Outta Compton" on the 8th of August, 1988.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of August:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 31 years, 3 months and 7 days have passed since the 17th of August, 1988.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 1988.
  • Leap Year: 1988 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Age: Anyone born on the 17th of August, 1988, will be 31 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 587775600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 17th of August, 1988:

  • 25th of July, 1988: American child actress Judith Barsi is shot and killed by her father. Judith was best-known for voicing the character Ducky in The Land Before Time.
  • 29th of July, 1988: The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988) is released in movie theaters.
  • 8th of August, 1988: NWA release their album Straight Outta Compton.
  • 11th of August, 1988: Al-Qaeda is formed by Osama bin Laden.
  • 12th of August, 1988: The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) is released in cinemas.
  • 28th of August, 1988: Ramstein Air Show Disaster: 75 people are killed at an air show in Germany when three Italian jets collide.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 17th of August, 1988, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1988 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 17th of August, 1988 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Weather

Weather information for the 17th of August, 1988:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 19.2 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 77.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 25.22 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.29cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 19.61 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 17th of August, 1988.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 17th of August, 1988 was probably conceived around the 8th of November, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 17th of August, 1988 is the 27th of May, 1989. (Rough Estimate).

17th of August

Events that have occurred on the 17th of August:


Television

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • The Wonder Years - A TV show that was set in the late sixties.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Animated series about a team of four teenage turtles.
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation - Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean?Luc Picard.
  • Full House - Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.
  • 21 Jump Street - TV series starring Johnny Depp.
  • Married... with Children - Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.
  • Matlock - Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.
  • ALF - About an alien called ALF.
  • The Equalizer - About a retired secret agent called Robert McCall.
  • The Golden Girls - Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.

Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Final Fantasy - The first game in the Final Fantasy series.
  • Mega Man - A platform game that was developed by Capcom.
  • Street Fighter - The first game in the Street Fighter series.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of August, 1988.

  • 11,419 days have passed since this date.
  • 986,605,200 seconds have passed since the 17th of August, 1988.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,151,039,400 times.
  • Since the 17th of August, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 509,088,283,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 164,434,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 84,848,047 steps. That's about 37,710 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,839,262 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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